At least 43 people were killed and around 200 injured in a twin suicide bomb attack in Beirut on Thursday evening, November 12. The explosions claimed by the Islamic State tore through crowds on a busy street in the neighbourhood of Bourj el-Barajneh, close to Beirut’s airport.
The first explosion occurred in a coffee shop. As people gathered and the injured were being taken away, a second suicide bomber detonated his device.
Among the dead was 28-year-old Adel Turmuss and his young daughter. According to his friend, Adel, a furniture maker from the area saw the second suicide bomber and tried to stop him. “My friend saw the second guy and tried to stop him. He wrapped his arms around him and then it exploded.”